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The Murray County, Georgia, scandal keeps unraveling, another prison guard goes down, and a pair of South Texas deputies are going away for awhile. Let's get to it:

In Spring Place, Georgia, a Murray County sheriff's deputy was fired last Wednesday for arresting a woman on drug charges after she refused the sexual advances of a magistrate court judge before whom she was appearing. Deputy Josh Greeson got the boot for pulling over Angela Garmley and charging her with ecstasy possession after she rejected and complained about advances from Chief Magistrate Bryant Cochran. After the Georgia Bureau of Investigation got involved last month, the charges were quickly dropped. Now Cochran has resigned, although he said it was not because of these allegations, and Greeson is gone, but Capt. Michael Henderson, Cochran's cousin is still under investigation and on paid leave. No word yet on any possible criminal charges, which Garmley's attorney is calling for.

In Lost Gap, Mississippi, a prison guard was arrested last Friday after being caught bringing drugs into the prison. Elena Lindsey, 26, was employed at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility. She is charged with possession of marijuana and cocaine in a correctional facility. Her bond was set at $20,000.

In Corpus Christi, Texas, two former Duval County sheriff's deputies pleaded guilty last Thursday to ripping off 22 pounds of cocaine from a drug supplier. Former deputies Ruben Silva, 35, and Victor Carrillo, 27, conducted a traffic stop using a patrol vehicle while in uniform so the drug dealer would think law enforcement had seized the drugs. They then delivered 13 pounds of the drugs to a third man, who paid them $6,000 for their efforts. They pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and are looking at from 10 years to life in prison when they are sentenced November 16.

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Does Pres. Obama have an “Arrest List for Belligerent Americans?

Americans deemed by U.S. Government or President Obama as Belligerent are vulnerable to Arrest and Indefinite Detention under the passed NDAA, National Authorization Defense Act.

Recently the Obama Administration filed an appeal to stop a judge’s injunction that blocked enforcement of some NDAA provisions the Obama Administration stated (were justified) that gives the President the authorization to lock belligerents up indefinitely—because cases involving belligerents directly-aligned with militants against the good of America—warrants such punishment.)  Obama can use those blocked provisions of 2013 to round up millions of Americans alleging they are belligerents or threat to National Security. Hitler included similar provisions in his Discriminatory Decrees signed February 28, 1933 to arrest German Citizens without evidence by giving power to German Police and other German authorities to arrest without evidence anyone Nazi authorities claimed attempted or incited public unrest: arrested among others were outspoken Germans, writers, journalists, peaceful protestors and artists. The U.S. 2012 NDAA legislation Obama sighed 12-31-11 are similar to Hitler’s 1933 fascist laws the SS and Gestapo used to target persons in Germany for arrest, imprisonment and execution without probable cause; confiscate millions of dollars of property.

During the Obama Administration's recent appeal to stop a Federal Judge blocking enforcement of some provisions in NDAA—never clarified what constitutes a (belligerent); or militant; or what belligerent activities (directly align with a militant) to order a belligerent’s arrest or indefinite detention; or what is against the good of America. Under NDAA the U.S. Government or President could deem as (directly aligned with militants) e.g. any political or other association; charge any activity, statement, writing or communication with any individual or group government deemed militant is (directly aligned) to arrest and detain Americans. Writers and journalists that disagree with or question U.S. Government or its allies—could under NDAA be subject to arrest and indefinite detention. 2012/2013 NDAA and Hitler’s 1933 Decrees are similar; both laws allow forced government censorship; warrant-less searches of private property and property forfeiture of property from persons not charged with crime. Provisions in 2013 NDAA keep the door open for corrupt U.S. police; government agents and provocateurs which there are many, to falsify reports and statements to target any American, group or organization for arrest, indefinite detention, complete disappearance; and civil asset forfeiture of their property.

You may have noted that NDAA referred to the USA Patriot Act. Under the Patriot Act, lending itself to Government / police corruption, the Federal Government may use secret witnesses and informants to cause civil asset forfeiture of Americans’ property. Witness(s) and informants may be paid up to 50% of assets forfeited. Federal Government is only required to use a preponderance of civil evidence, little more than hearsay to Civilly Forfeit Private Property. Under the Patriot Act innocent property owners may be barred from knowing or challenging evidence federal government uses to forfeit their property.

Sections of 2013 NDAA are so broad, it appears U.S. Government or the President could (retroactively) deem an American’s past 1st Amendment activities prior to passage of 2012 NDAA—supported hostilities, terrorism or (Belligerents) to order the arrest and Indefinite Detention of any U.S. Citizen, writer, group or organization.

Under NDAA It should be expected that indefinitely detained U.S. Citizens not involved in terrorism or hostile activities, not given Miranda Warnings when interrogated, not allowed legal counsel or habeas corpus may be prosecuted for non-terrorist (ordinary crimes) because of their (alleged admissions) while held in Indefinite Detention.

This is unacceptable.

This is unacceptable.

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how long are Americans going to sit on our lazy buts and allow the government to walk all over us? when are we going to grow a set of balls , stand up and say ENOUGH!!! and TAKE back our country? what makes them (the government) better then you or me? in there eyes money. We all need to go to war to take back our country from the corrupt and greedy then get back to our roots

 Will this ever happen?  I doubt it, we have already let them (the government) push us to far and let them take away to many of our liberties ," the man that gives up freedom for security deserves none and shall have neither" .This country did so and now is becoming a dictatorship ,, why is it that no one can see this?  Or is it that you just don't care?

The original quote from Ben

The original quote from Ben Franklin is "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety" although it has been much paraphrased.

See http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin

13 lbs for 6 grand??

I know the price of coke is dropping but this is ridiculous.You can't get one pound for 6 grand.Can you?I know they trade coke for BC bud pound for pound.I guess it's possible.I used to pay more than half of that for an ounce.I guess that really dates me,eh?

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